|“||Come tomorrow, you are dead broke. It's all over. You don't even have a job playing baseball anymore. And what do you do? You throw a party with last thirty-eight thousand!||„|
|~ Drake, on Brewster apparently squandering his inheritance.|
Angela Drake was secondary protagonist in the 1985 film Brewster's Millions.
She was portrayed by Lonette McKee.
In 1985 she worked for the firm of Granville & Baxter as a paralegal and was dating Warren Cox. After Monty Brewster had been given $30 million dollars by his late Great Uncle Rupert, Drake was assigned to be his accountant, and was ordered to account precisely for every penny Brewster spent. What Drake did not know, and what Brewster was forbidden to tell her, was that Brewster had to spend every penny of that $30 million in 30 days to become eligible for the actual inheritance of $300 million dollars.
Drake was aghast and often angered as Brewster spent his money in an apparently reckless manner. She was critical of the large sums of money Brewster would spend on a whim, especially when they were for amounts greater than a lot of normal people made in a year working.
Not long after she started working for Brewster, Drake introduced Brewster to Warren. Warren quickly worked his way into Brewster's inner circle. Warren had been let in on Brewster's secret by the corrupt Granville and Baxter, hoping that the three of them could force Brewster to fail to meet the conditions of the will and lose out on the $300 million, which the partners would have access to.
On their instructions, Cox withheld a $20,000 deposit refund and sprung it on Brewster at the last minute. After wrapping up her duties to Brewster, she found Warren watching in anticipation. Warren explained Brewester's secret to her, and said he would become a full partner in the firm after Monty failed.
Bursting into the meeting, Drake urged Monty not to admit defeat, and explained how Warren and the law firm partners were trying to defraud him. The partners fired in retaliation. After Brewster angrily punched Warren, Warren threatened to sue Brewster. Brewster turned to Drake and asked her to be his attorney, but she said he was just a paralegal who didn't have a law degree. As the clock struck midnight Brewster gave her the money so she could complete her law degree, and she provided a receipt.
With that receipt Rupert's executor Edward Roundfield declared that Brewster had fulfilled the conditions of the will, and declared the $300 million belonged to Brewster. Drake left with Brewster, about to begin a new chapter in her life as her former boyfriend and the corrupt senior partners of the firm were left facing criminal investigation for their actions.